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Essays – should be really well written with clear understanding of DSM criteria. 1. Refer to a character from a book or movie that portrays some sort of mental illness. Describe how the disorder would be diagnosed in real life. Were there problems with the accuracy in the portrayal mental illness of the fictional character? What were they?

Mental Disorders
1. Which of the following statements is true? According to the diathesis-stress model of mental disorder, __________. a.genes play little role in insanity
b.disorders will emerge only when both diathesis and stress are present c.diathesis is a more important factor than is stress
d.a and c

2. Although Shannon had a relatively trauma-free early childhood, when faced with challenges in college, she quickly became depressed. The complex nature of these risks for depression highlights the principles of __________. a.a multicausal model

b.psychoanalytic theory
c.object-relations theory in conjunction with cognitive theory d.a diathesis-stress model in conjunction with developmental trajectory perspectives

3. After talking about feeling anxious for several weeks, Katie sees a psychologist. Afterwards, she states that she was given a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of a psychological disorder, which means that her experiences of being anxious __________. a.are not clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndromes b.are not associated with distressing symptoms or functional impairments c.are not associated with significantly increased risks of suffering, disability, or loss of freedom d.none of the above

4. Jon views himself as the smartest, most attractive, and most desirable person in the city and becomes angry when others do not show him the deference and admiration he believes he deserves. This lifelong pattern has caused difficulties in relationships and at work. Jon would likely have __________. a.histrionic personality disorder

b.narcissistic personality disorder...
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